Kankara Schoolboys Leave Govt House, To Undergo Medical Examination
The abducted Kankara schoolboys have left the State House where they met with Governor Aminu Masari earlier today, and are now being taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
Governor Masari had assured them that they will be properly taken care of before being handed to their parents, one week after they were abducted by bandits in the north-western state.
‘We ate only once in two Days”, one of the boys told Channels Television. He also said he was not feeling well, adding that they really suffered while in the bush.
Another boy said they were made to defecate in the same place that they slept.
The students were released on Thursday, nearly a week after they were kidnapped by gunmen.
“It’s been 7 days since this happened, but by God’s grace we’ve been able to retrieve the children from the bandits. All 344 of them,” Governor Masari said.
“Immediately we leave here, we will take them to them to where they will have a bath and change thier clothes. And then reunite then with their parents.
“The hospital staff are waiting for you to check every boy to make sure nothing is wrong and if there’s anything there strong they will tell the hospital personnel”.
Shortly after their release was reported, President Muhammadu Buhari described the safe return of the schoolboys as a big relief to their families, the entire country and to the international community.
He commended what he called the spirit of partnership and the collaborative efforts of the governments of Katsina, Zamfara and military which led to the release of the students.
“I am very impressed with him, he has been up and doing since it happened,” the President stated in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Friday.
When asked when other Nigerians who are in captivity will be released, he said his administration is trying his best to secure their release.